What is a buffer?

Buffers improve water quality by intercepting and slowing runoff. When a buffer becomes an integral part of any landscape, it “catches” and filters out pollutants and also offers important resources, like clean water, to the surrounding environment. To learn more about buffers in agriculture read this short EDIS publication from UF IFAS Solutions: https://bit.ly/2vQiQj1

August is Water Quality Month!

As the summer season winds down and we prepare for our children to head back to school, we reminisce on all of the fun memories spent in the water!  We are fortunate to have a plethora of beaches, lakes, and springs in Florida to enjoy.  Our farmers and ranchers enjoy them as well with their families and is why they care about …

Speedling CARES Highlight Video

This Farm CARES is excited and proud to tell Speedling Incorporated’s story of environmental stewardship through this highlight video! Produced by our friends at Paradigm Production Studios, this video highlights the investment Speedling makes in their operation to protect the environment long- term! Enjoy learning why Speedling CARES! #ThisFARMCARES Speedling from Florida Farm Bureau Federation on Vimeo. Speedling PDF Profile

Clay County’s Carolyn Weeks of Weeks Farms Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

2017 CARES Recipient Farm: Weeks Farms                                                               Location: Green Cove Springs, Florida Date of Origination: 1895 Commodities: Cattle & Timber Download PDF Profile Mrs. Carolyn Weeks represents multiple generations of farm families who are true pioneers of Florida agriculture. The legacy she has continued is one filled with great environmental stewardship.  For over 40 years, Mrs. Weeks has been farming timber …

Okaloosa’s David Youngblood Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

2017 CARES Recipient Farm: Dogwood Vineyard                                                  Location: Baker, Florida Date of Origination: 2007 Commodities: Muscadine Grapes   Download PDF Profile   David Youngblood, owner and operator, of Dogwood Vineyard, in Baker, Florida began growing muscadine grapes on his farm in 2007. What started as a hobby of making wine has now led to growing Muscadine grapes on 2.5 acres of land that …